Wrapped in Love

Kelli over at "There's No Place Like Home" hosts a show and tell every Friday. Hop on over and see her special treasures along with links from others who participate in this fun little activity!

This Friday I wanted to share with you a little something that helps keep me warm on the cold Wisconsin days. Here lately it has been extreemly cold - (below zero). Each time before I go out into the blustery cold I put on my scarf, pull on my coat, zip up and then quickly slip on my mittens. I must say, that I really do stay pretty warm. I believe a lot of it has to do with my warm handmade scarf.



A dear elderly lady knitted me a beautiful scarf as a thank you gift. I absolutly love the yarn she chose to make the scarf. The black and white go perfectly with my black everyday coat, and also a lovely addition to my red dress coat that I wear on Sundays.


You can find yarn like this at most fabric stores and I am certain she purchased it with the help of one of her daughters who frequently takes her shopping and to the beauty shop. However, as common as the yarn is, my scarf is one of a kind and makes me think of her each time I put it on. My scarf is extremly long - it is so long that it extends past the end of my dining room table - even when my table has all the leaves in place! You see the dear lady whose hands lovingly made my scarf also suffers from dementia. She remembers pretty well her knitting stitches; but she forgot when to stop on the scarf. She just kept going!



So, when I get ready to go outside, I first fold my scarf in half and then wrap it around my neck. Even folded in half, it is long enough to reach my waist - it is also very warm with all the yarn inside of my coat. I would not want it any other way.


It is also a good reminder to pray for this lady and to keep her close to my thoughts. I would not want any other scarf to wrap around me during the winter. I am surrounded by love and memories each time I leave into the cold outside. Perhaps it is the loving way that she made me the scarf that keeps me so warm. It is hard to say.

Thanks so much for stopping in. I am so glad you did.


Blessings,
~Martie

28 comments:

Cheryl said...

That was precious... she forgot to stop knitting the scarf. You are very lucky to have a scarf that not only keeps you warm, but warms your heart as well~

Rebecca said...

What a special gift. I'd treasure it just as much as you do.

TJ said...

How sweet! I fear my scarves are often too short due to lack of yarn. I do love the yarn she used. It is wonderful to have "sisters" that bless us! I know my secret prayer sister has certainly blessed me the last 2 months.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Your scarf actually reminds me of one of my favorite sweaters that I actually had up 'til a month ago when I realized that it was a lot rattier than I'd supposed. ;o) I had it since sophmore year of high school, so it'd been with me for almost twelve years. Nuts to think!

Happy weekend and stay warm!

cherished*vintage said...

Your show & tell made me smile. Thanks for sharing!
-Karoline

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh what a very lovely scarf and a wonderful, heart tugging story. No wonder you love it so.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

Ya, you betcha!!! Ummmm, I can just feel the cold hitting my bones just reading "Keep me warm in Wisconsin!"....BRRRR.

I love the color.

Happy weekend. My show n tell is shared, I hope you can drop by sometime!!

Constance said...

That is a sweet story that yu shared. I like the idea of remembering to pray for her everytime you wrap it around yourself! I was really touched by today's post!
Connie

Shelli Hawkins said...

Thank you for the warm and fuzzy story - kinda like your scarf!!

Judy said...

I love the scarf and the story. Thanks for sharing.

Rick Rack Attack said...

As a military wife, we've lived all over. I have to say, I love the fact that as I sit in my shorts & T-shirt & bare feet, there are folks out there wearing scarves! Hopefully, my own scarves will get to stay packed away for awhile & we'll get to live in TX for a bit longer!

Thanks for sharing!

You can check out my show & tell at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

jennifer said...

Very sweet gift! Jennifer

Barbara H. said...

I just loved that story. What a sweet gift of love. It's so special that she is using what she does remember to minister to others. My mother-in-law is in the beginning stages of dementia, and it frightens me a bit, but this encourages me.

JennV said...

Hand made gifts are truly the best gifts of all. How precious that she made it soo long!

Lori Stilger said...

What an incredibly special gift. And how special that you use it as a reminder to pray for her. May you both be blessed in a special way today!!

Jennie said...

What a very special gift, so you will think of her each time you wear it. Made me smile when you said she just kept on knitting and forgot to stop. Aw bless.

Heather said...

That is a beautiful scarf, and a lovely tribute to the sweet lady who made it for you. Wonderful post! ;o)

Jillian said...

Hi Martie! Lovely scarf. Whatever it takes to keep warm! Even better when it brings warm thoughts, too.

It's All Good! said...

I like that it reminds you to pray for your friend. That's great. Have a nice weekend.

Jewelgirl said...

So wonderful is a gift made
by someones hands! I also
really enjoyed 'Happy Birthday
Mom" post it was terrific! If
only my Mom would have the
internet I'd send it to her
even if it's not her Birthday!
Just to let her know how I feel
about her always...

Dawn said...

Lovely...

Thanks for stopping in to my place...
Come back soon!

Lisa said...

i love your scarf...what a nice thank you gift!
ah...i can almost feel the softness!

Connie Marie said...

I loved your story, it reminded me of Rose that was my sister Millie's roommate at the extended care hospital for a year... she just passed away last month. Rose had Alzheimers, one day she just stopped eating. It was sad to watch her fade away.

Your scarf is a beautiful reminder of your friend.

Thanks for sharing that story.

the teach said...

A lovely S&T post! A really looong scarf - funny! A nice generous lady! :)

kbbryant said...

Your story is a sweet one of a dear lady a handmade warm scarf and reminders to pray.
Kathy b

Farrah said...

That's a sweet story. Thank you for sharing!

I read a wonderful story recently about a family that extended love to a lonely, elderly neighbor who lived alone. They shared the gospel story with him, but he wanted nothing to do with Jesus. Eventually, he had to go to a nursing home due to dimentia. They kept visiting him, but he usually didn't even remember them. One day when they came to visit, the forgetfulness was gone. He said, "I was wondering when you'd come to visit." and asked to hear the gospel message. He gave his heart to Jesus and died soon after. They were so thankful God lifted his dimentia for a day so he could get saved before leaving this world.

Kelli said...

That is just precious! What a special gift from a sweet lady, I'm so glad that you use it!
Hugs,
Kelli

mrsjojo said...

Thanks for sharing the story and photos of the wonderful warm scarf!